In gleaming Canada House—the Dominion's splendiferous sandstone outpost facing London's Trafalgar Square —representatives of the Big Four wheat exporting powers (U. S., Canada, Australia and Argentina) bickered in exasperation last week with a Soviet Russian, bland, obstinate Comrade Abraham Gourevitch.

Comrade Gourevitch had just one answer to everything the Big Four asked Russia to do: "Why should we?" The Big Four insisted that the Soviet Union, which did not sign the World Wheat Pact clause to raise prices by limiting exports next year (TIME, Sept. 4), must accept and abide by a reasonable quota. The Pact was signed on the assumption...

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